Wigmore's Waterfall, Rarotonga

1.9
#3 of 6 in Nature in Cook Islands
Splash into the swimming hole at the base of Wigmore's Waterfall, where water cascades down a sloping cliff. Bring your water shoes if you plan to swim, and wear plenty of bug repellant to chase off mosquitos. Before you go, ask the locals if the waterfall is worth visiting. During the dry season, the government redirects water to the town supply, leaving the waterfall almost completely dry. Make Wigmore's Waterfall a centerpiece of your Avarua vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Avarua trip planning site .
Create an itinerary including Wigmore's Waterfall

(Avarua is the nearest city to Wigmore's Waterfall)

map
Wigmore's Waterfall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2.5
522 reviews
Google
3.8
TripAdvisor
  • Reapply your insect repellent before you go or you'll get eaten alive. Waterfall underwhelming but good to hear about its origins and the role it plays today as part of the tour we were on. Not a dest...  more »
  • Hilarious to get charged Five dollars to go up a shaky hill to find lots of rubbish at the entrance to a waterfall. Such a shame that it wasn't cleaned and cared for. Not a pleasant experience especia...  more »
  • The family that owns the land in recent years started charging $4NZ to access the waterfall. Look for the white SPCA animal sign on the righthand side of the road and the turnoff to access the falls i...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful place... But not too much water coming over the falls wen we were there. Would be great to see after a big rainfall.
  • Small waterfall. Nice walk up from the beach.
  • Just ok. Watch out for mosquitoes.
  • At the end of cross island track it's a beautiful sight.
  • Would be ok if there was water coming down the waterfall but has been dry leading up to our trip, we visited this place on the Buggy tour
Places to stay near Wigmore's Waterfall

Plan your trip to Rarotonga

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Wigmore's Waterfall by other users

8 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Avarua BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans